NW Sports from the AP

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SEATTLE (AP) – The Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 yesterday, with Matt Harrison tossing a five-hitter for his 12th victory and Adrian Beltre getting three hits and two RBIs. Harrison’s 12th win kept him even with Tampa Bay’s David Price for the most in the American League and continued his streak against the Mariners. Harrison (12-4) has won eight straight starts against Seattle and is 5-0 all-time at Safeco Field.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have submitted a four-year, $46 million offer sheet for restricted free agent Nicolas Batum, leaving the Portland Trail Blazers three days to match the offer or let him leave for Minnesota. The two teams have been having conversations about the 23-year-old swingman from France for over a week. The Wolves were hoping that Portland would agree to a sign-and-trade deal and tried to draw out negotiations as long as possible before filing the contract Sunday evening.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) – Fredy Montero came off the bench in the second half to score his fifth goal of the season, giving the Seattle Sounders a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. In the 67th minute, Montero took a feed from Brad Evans and pushed it past goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, who was making his debut after being acquired from the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday.

For more than two decades, colleges have been required to publicly share details of campus crimes and report murders, rapes, robberies and other serious offenses to the federal government. But the recently released investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal at Penn State found awareness and interest in the federal law known as the Clery (CLEER-ee) Act to be “significantly lacking” at the State College campus. National campus safety experts say such problems spread far beyond Penn State, even as the U.S. Department of Education has stepped up enforcement in recent years.


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